George William Davis

15 July 1861–21 November 1923 (Age 62)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of George William

When George William Davis was born on 15 July 1861, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, William Black Davis, was 65 and his mother, Christina Erika Forsgren, was 41. He married Eliza Roxey Watkins on 4 November 1885. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 November 1923, in Avon, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George William Davis
1861–1923
Eliza Roxey Watkins
1863–1900
Marriage: 4 November 1885
Marguerite Louise Nielsen Davis
1892–1982

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1885
  • Children

    (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 2
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · New Zealand Settlements Act
    Age 2
    The New Zealand Settlements Act was passed to be able to seize any of the land from the Maori tribes who had been in rebellion against the Government since the beginning of the year. This confiscation law targeted Kingitanga Maori mainly because they were whom the government had waged war against in the attempt to restore British Law to the tribes. 
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 20
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh: patronymic meaning ‘Dafydd's (son)’, equivalent to Welsh ap Dafydd, the Welsh form of David . The spelling Davis is more typical in southwestern England northwards as far as Lancashire, where the frequency of the surname largely reflects Welsh migration, but may sometimes represent a native English surname based on Davy (compare Davies ). Davis (including in the sense 2 below) is the eighth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans.Irish and Scottish: adopted for Gaelic Mac Daibhéid ‘son of David’; see McDevitt . Compare Davies .History: John Davis or Davys (c. 1550–1605) was an English navigator who searched for the Northwest Passage. — By the 18th century there were numerous persons named Davis in America, including the jurist John Davis, born in 1761 in Plymouth, MA, and Henry Davis, a clergyman and college president, who was born in 1771 in East Hampton, NY. — Jefferson Davis, born in 1808 in KY, was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    David
    Davies
    Daves

    Sources (23)

    • George M Davis, "United States Census, 1900"
    • George W Davis, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • George William Davis, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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